This is the Georgia Hotel.
One of my new favorite subjects in downtown Vancouver.
The lighting in the bg is during early blue hour, and the sign is beautiful...in my opinion anyway :)
I'll try to upload more photos of this old hotel later, the building really catches my attention as its been newly renovated - and I hear the inside is even more remarkable.
Thanks for looking.
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timecapturer (30300) 2012-04-06 6:24
nicely presented bookmark image. Pristine detail and light make this an attractive image. Impressive clarity and execution as always. Nice one Craig.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Sonata11 (28289) 2012-04-06 6:40
indeed is a very beautiful, I love it. In this moment on my first gilmpse the subject looks like cross. A very beautiful photo of this lovely place with fabulous light. colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are a very nice. This picture is beautiful,very interesting and impressive with marvellous atmosphere. Great work. I like it.
All the best,
Happy Easter !
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-04-06 6:50
un segnalibro dal bel formato verticale stretto e con l'intelligente idea di mettere l'insegna al centro come motivo d'attrazione. Ovviamente belli i colori e la particolarissima luce all'ora blu.
Un caro abbraccio, Buona Pasqua a te ed ai tuoi cari.
bema (25936) 2012-04-06 7:31
this sign is really a good object to bring it out in a bookmark-format.. and you have captured it in very effectiv pov..
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
PecoBud (3778) 2012-04-06 7:48
Love the format here, and the clarity is superb. Very crisp and clean colors with great detail to the low light. Beautiful POV Craig, I like this photo greatly!!
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-06 8:43
Fotoğrafı bütün olarak çok beğendim.güzel ayrıntılara sahip.tebrik ediyorum.selamlar
holmertz (26906) 2012-04-06 11:17
Yes, the sign is nice, so is the light, the blue hour light from behind as well as the artificial light on the corner of the building. The three narrow segments give the composition a very strong vertical accent.
Of course I got curious of this hotel and just had to take a look at its website. I guess if I ever go to Vancouver (which I probably won't) I wouldn't stay at the Georgia unless someone else pays my bill. (Which noone will).
bennyfunky (755) 2012-04-06 12:59
Nice picture, well framed. I like also this kind off old fashion Hotel light.
tyro (13065) 2012-04-06 13:51
An interesting note. Actually, I rather suspect that if I were to see this sign stuck on the side of a hotel, I wouldn't give it a second glance as it probably doesn't actually look that special in real life. But your photograph here definitely enhances it to a thing of beauty with its bold lettering and the fine sheen at the bottom of the frame around the sign.
The lighting on the wall of the hotel itself as well as on the tall building on the right is wonderful. I particularly like the blue sky reflections in the windows of that latter building.
Excellent composition, wonderful lighting and colours and stunning detail and sharpness. Another example of the very subtle yet effective use of HDR!
chrisvek (5445) 2012-04-06 17:25
Wonderful shoot of the hotel sign.Splendid colors and amazing shadows,saturation and tones.Very nice POV.Well done.
Have a great weekend,
InasiaJones (29324) 2012-04-06 23:48
Although the sign has a retro feeling, it is obviously a new one. The choice of typography, the deep colours, the use to the neons that creates depth, the streamlined shapes of its elements are all part of a successful sign and I like it a lot. It's elegant and eye catching.
It would surely be an interest of mine as well, if I was living in Vancouver.
The only downside I would like to comment is about the way you have framed it. I don't necessarily care about the falling perspective of the left building that could have been corrected, this is a personal decision and in some circumstances, it can actually dramatize a shot and create a totally different effect and perception of a place, than if all vertical lines would be parallel.
My concern is more about your main subject; the sign. I think that it would have been important to present it with at least one vertical line that would have been straight. If you have noticed after looking at many photos like you and me are doing, the central lines of any composition that features architecture are usually straight, in order to optically bring a backbone, a column on which side lines have the luxury to tilt or creates diagonal, as long as the centered lines are perpendicular to the horizon.
Otherwise, it's the complete photo that looks tilted, no matter how the other lines are aligned. The exception would be of course if you would have adopted an artistic approach, tilting the whole scene or adopting an angle underneath, so you would create a delirious perspective that would bring a completely different approach.
But in this case, it's obvious that you didn't tried to come up with an experimental or a whimsical point of view, and as you have presented this sign in a straight forward, WYSIWYG way, I think that this sign shouldn't be tilted on one side.
One way I would probably try to achieve if I was living there, would be to shoot this sign from an higher point of view, asking permission to an adjacent building, whether it's an hotel or an office tower. You just have to look around from the street level and spot the best location, than you try to talk to the person in authority to obtain permission to shoot from a room or an office.
I did it many times, asking permission to get on rooftops or shooting from an office window, and although it sometimes takes time, the reward is sensational, as you get yourself a truly unique image, instead of a "me-too" shot, that everybody can get from the street. If you get a "no" from someone, go to a higher hierarchy and keep on insisting until you get a "yes". Sooner or later, you'll get there where you want to shoot, with some persuasion, persistence and charisma...
jjcordier (62280) 2012-04-07 0:23
Difficile de faire un commentaire après celui d'André, si détaillé! Je me contente de souligner la belle idée du cadrage marque-pages et la belle maitrise technique. Intéressante photo!
bukitgolfb301 (30063) 2012-04-07 5:32
Hello my dear Craig
A Happy Easter!
Sorry again for my late recation.
Another wonderful great postcard image shot!
Marvelous bold vertical cropped format and tasteful color touch.
Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo, now full of Sakura
delpeoples (44904) 2012-04-07 18:58
Happy Easter dear Craig & T
Not often we see the bookmark cut from you but it works well here. Lovely blue hour exposure and good graphism. Again easy to see why it's one of your favourites in Van. Thanks for sharing, try not to OD on chokky.
dkmurphys (36759) 2012-04-07 23:35
I'm a big fan of North-American outdoor advertising. Even they are very commercial, some are keeping a charming touch of personality. Well seen, have a Happy Easter!
jhm (122410) 2012-04-08 3:26
I am agree with Babara, this moment on my first gilmpse the subject looks like cross, but with a nice advertisement of this hotel.
You chose a very well angle with a lot depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition, nice done, TFS.
Have a nice Easterday,
ChrisJ (86854) 2012-04-08 6:05
Good positioning of the sign between the 2 buildings with excellent sharpness & vibrant colour. Superb warm cold colour contrasts between the yellow & blue, & I like the reflections off the high rise at right. Have a safe & happy Easter!
pajaran (36190) 2012-04-08 9:08
Gde pogledamo, svuda vidimo reklame ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad i kompozicija.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Where to look, we see advertisements everywhere ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Good work and composition.
Have a nice day of rest, all the best.
danos (73960) 2012-04-08 12:26
nice the tight frame with the hotel sign,to dominates the image.I like the clarity of the image as the excellent light and colour management.
claudeD (24173) 2012-04-12 8:26
Hello Craig, interesting picture from Vancouver with excellent clarity and sharpness. I like the verticcal format very much.Excellent fotojob.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (39227)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/14.0, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 6:17